Iowa Travel Guide

Get a complete list of restaurants, activities and accommodations Andrew Zimmern visited in Iowa.


Activities
Rustik Rooster Farm
At Rustik Rooster Farm, farmer Carl Blake’s goal is to cross-breed some of the most perfect and delicious pigs in America. He’s developed an American version of the German Swabian Hall pig.

Rustik Rooster Farm

At Rustik Rooster Farm, farmer Carl Blake’s goal is to cross-breed some of the most perfect and delicious pigs in America. He’s developed an American version of the German Swabian Hall pig.
Waverly, IA Waverly, IA, US
La Quercia
Have a little slice of Italy, right in Norwalk, IA. La Quercia offers high quality, artisanal meats, such as Berkshire prosciutto and Tamworth prosciutto, inspired by the owners’ travels to Italy.
  • 400 Hakes Drive
  • Norwalk, IA 50211 US

La Quercia

Have a little slice of Italy, right in Norwalk, IA. La Quercia offers high quality, artisanal meats, such as Berkshire prosciutto and Tamworth prosciutto, inspired by the owners’ travels to Italy.
400 Hakes Drive Norwalk, IA, US
Polashek’s Locker Service
Inspired by tried-and-true methods of the past, owner Paul Polashek likes making jaternice -- Czech sausage, made with ears, snouts, cheeks and tongue. Also try their head cheese and pickled onion tripe.
  • 218 South Main Street
  • Protivin, IA 52163 US

Polashek’s Locker Service

Inspired by tried-and-true methods of the past, owner Paul Polashek likes making jaternice -- Czech sausage, made with ears, snouts, cheeks and tongue. Also try their head cheese and pickled onion tripe.
218 South Main Street Protivin, IA, US
Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church
Iowa is now home to more than 3,000 Sudanese refugees. Every year, the church puts on a Sudanese feast complete with communia, a stew made with the sheep’s head and internal organs, and kisra, thin spongy bread used to wrap around bits of meat.
  • Cottage Grove Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311 US

Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church

Iowa is now home to more than 3,000 Sudanese refugees. Every year, the church puts on a Sudanese feast complete with communia, a stew made with the sheep’s head and internal organs, and kisra, thin spongy bread used to wrap around bits of meat.
Cottage Grove Avenue Des Moines, IA, US

Restaurants & Bars
B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli
Visit this family-owned business that’s famous throughout the Midwest for its pork tenderloin sandwich. And don’t miss their pepper cheese balls.
  • 2001 Southeast 6th Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50315 US

B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli

Visit this family-owned business that’s famous throughout the Midwest for its pork tenderloin sandwich. And don’t miss their pepper cheese balls.
2001 Southeast 6th Street Des Moines, IA, US
Lincoln Cafe & Wine Bar
Owner and executive chef Matt Steigerwald has turned his clientele into adventurous eaters. The menu includes such items as roasted heritage pork brains, spring onion kimchi and Nduja sausage on toasted house bread.
  • 125 First Street West
  • Mount Vernon, IA 52314 US

Lincoln Cafe & Wine Bar

Owner and executive chef Matt Steigerwald has turned his clientele into adventurous eaters. The menu includes such items as roasted heritage pork brains, spring onion kimchi and Nduja sausage on toasted house bread.
125 First Street West Mount Vernon, IA, US

Transportation
Des Moines International Airport
The Des Moines International Airport is easily accessible from downtown Des Moines, which is roughly 15 minutes away.
  • 5800 Fleur Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50321 US

Des Moines International Airport

The Des Moines International Airport is easily accessible from downtown Des Moines, which is roughly 15 minutes away.
5800 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA, US